Former Maryland men’s basketball star Kevin Huerter signed a four-year contract extension with the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced on Monday. The deal is worth $65 million, which equates to roughly $16 million per season.
Before the new contract, Huerter was entering the last year of his rookie contract with the Hawks. Huerter has been with Atlanta since the 2018-19 season where he’s averaged 11.2 points, 3.3 assists and one steal in 29.7 minutes per game over the course of his three years with the team.
Huerter has had back-to-back consistent seasons for the Hawks. Last season, the former Terp averaged 11.9 points, 3.5 assists and a career-high 1.2 steals per game. He helped Atlanta to the Eastern Conference Finals before the Hawks fell in six games to the eventual NBA Finals champions in the Milwaukee Bucks.
In his two seasons at Maryland, Huerter was a major contributor. He averaged nearly 15 points per game in his final season with the Terps and he played a crucial role in both of Maryland’s NCAA Tournament trips in 2016 and 2017.
In other news
Maryland women’s basketball secured a commitment from Emily Fisher for the Class of 2023.
Maryland men’s basketball opened up at the No. 21 spot in the AP Top 25 Preseason Poll.
Opening at No. 21.— Maryland Men’s Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) October 18, 2021
See you Nov. 9. pic.twitter.com/3v0jCC6bjY
Former Maryland men’s soccer star Zack Steffen had brilliant efforts in goal in two games this week.
WCQ win ✅— Maryland Men’s Soccer (@MarylandMSoccer) October 18, 2021
EPL clean sheet ✅
Big time week for Zack. pic.twitter.com/PfEh1OV5Cx
Maryland men’s soccer has had at least 10 wins in 27 consecutive fall seasons.
27 straight fall seasons with 10+ wins.— Maryland Men’s Soccer (@MarylandMSoccer) October 18, 2021
The excellence continues. pic.twitter.com/hEx3q9egvb
Maryland volleyball’s Laila Ricks and Hannah Thompson each reached personal milestones this past week.
Blocking Milestones— Maryland Volleyball (@TerpsVolleyball) October 18, 2021
Shoutout @Lailarcks for earning her 150th career block this weekend and to @theHmthompson for her 200th career block! #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/8mpkpe4RdI
Maryland wrestling shared some pictures from Media Day.
2021 Media Day #TurtlePower pic.twitter.com/5970Fvuem7— Maryland Wrestling (@TerpsWrestling) October 18, 2021
Maryland baseball will be playing Virginia in a scrimmage on Saturday at 1 p.m. in College Park.
We play baseball this week!— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) October 18, 2021
Join us on Saturday at 1 PM at The Bob as we scrimmage the Virginia Cavaliers. Admission is free.
For information on health and safety protocols: https://t.co/2iaeW5sJHJ pic.twitter.com/0tYw5n3cWS